Water Cooler Overflowing – Causes and Remedies

Water Cooler Overflowing – Causes and Remedies

The reservoir of your water cooler is made from durable stainless steel;  for this reason, a leak typically originates from the water bottle. A vacuum seal is required to prevent your water reservoir from overflowing. If there is a pinhole or crack in the water bottle, the seal will not be created and will result in a leak.

Unfortunately, simply taping up the pinhole or crack will not suffice; the bottle itself will need to be replaced.

How to Stop a Water Cooler Leak

Remove the water bottle; if the bottle is full or near-full, drain the water through your water coolers’ taps until visibly empty.

Drain the reservoir entirely by holding down both the cold and hot spigots / taps once the bottle has been removed.

Place a fresh bottle on the water cooler.

Watch for leaks. If none occur, you know that the first bottle caused the leak.

It might be a good idea to mark the damaged bottle to alert the company who supplies the bottles that this one is faulty.

 

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My Water Cooler is Not Dispensing Water – How To Fix It

My Water Cooler is Not Dispensing Water – How To Fix It

A reduction in flow from the taps of your water cooler may occur for several reasons.

  • The reservoir may be frozen: If water has stopped flowing from your water cooler, the reservoir may be frozen. 

Remove the water bottle.

Unplug your unit and allow it to defrost overnight.

Replace the water bottle.

  • An air pocket has blocked the flow of water

Remove the water bottle, drain the spigots, replace the water bottle, and try again.

  • The unit needs to be cleaned.

Either log a call out for a trained technician to facilitate a water cooler flush, or follow these steps:

  • Unplug the water cooler before cleaning.
  • Check to see if your water cooler is equipped with a water guard. This is the device that punctures the caps on the bottles to allow the water to be dispensed.
  • If you do have a waterguard you need to remove it. Grasp it on both sides and pull it up and out of the water cooler. Clean it with warm water. Rinse thoroughly, and dry with a clean towel.
  • Rinse the reservoir out.
  • Replace the water guard kit.
  • Rinse immediately with tap water.
  • Periodically remove dirt and lint from the black wire and tube condenser on the back of the water cooler. Disconnect the power supply cord, then clean with the small brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner. Observance of this procedure will insure adequate air circulation so operation is efficient and economical.

 

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Water Cooler Temperature Troubleshooting: Too Cold, Too Hot, Or Nothing At All

Water Cooler Temperature Troubleshooting: Too Cold, Too Hot, Or Nothing At All

  • The reservoir of my water cooler is frozen, how do I fix this?

If water has stopped flowing from your water cooler, the reservoir may be frozen. To treat this problem, please follow these steps:

Remove the water bottle.

Unplug your unit and allow it to defrost overnight.

Replace the water bottle.

It’s important to note that Aquazania’s water coolers do have an ice ring which is 100% normal and occurs within the cooler. This chills the water to that sub-arctic temperature you’ve come to know and love. 

  • The water coming out of my dispenser is room temperature, why?

If the water flowing from your cooler is suddenly room temperature, your outlet is likely the culprit.

Check to see if the cooler is plugged in.

If it is, please test the outlet by plugging another electrically powered item into the same receptacle.

If you recently experienced a power cut or outage, bear in mind it may take up to an hour or two for your reservoir to reach optimal chill again.

  • My water cooler is no longer heating, can this be fixed?

Follow the same troubleshooting steps as outlined in point #2 to resolve this issue:

Check to see if the cooler is plugged in.

If it is, please test the outlet by plugging another electrically powered item into the same receptacle.

If you recently experienced a power cut or outage, bear in mind it may take up to an hour or two for your reservoir to reach optimal heating  again.

Additionally, there is a red switch on the back of all applicable water coolers that activates the hot tank. Press the button to the on position and wait for 30 to 45 min, if it still does not heat the water, contact us.

 

Lead Contaminated Water – Fast Facts About Lead in Your Drinking Water

Lead Contaminated Water – Fast Facts About Lead in Your Drinking Water

There is no determined acceptable level of lead ingestion, especially in children. Lead comes with the added danger of bioaccumulation, meaning, it will persist in your body and build up over time. The possible effects are numerous and range from minor symptoms to major lifelong ailments, including:

  • Disruptions To The Nervous System
  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Growth Impairment
  • Hearing Difficulties
  • Hyperactivity
  • Sleep Issues
  • Memory Loss

This, of course, is not an exhaustive list, and the existence of one is certainly not proof of exposure to lead. While there are many more symptoms, the intention of this condensed list is to express the serious nature of lead in your water.

 

How Does Lead Get Into Drinking Water?

The source of lead in water can usually be traced back to the interior infrastructure of a given building or home. Specifically, it is more likely to occur in commercial settings or homes that were built before 1the 90’s. These homes are equipped with lead-soldered pipes that are vulnerable to corrosion and the release of eroded natural elements into the water the pipe carries.

The nature of the water itself is also an important element to consider. If a given water supply is highly acidic and low in mineral content it is more likely to erode the materials inside of pipes. Water suppliers have addressed this concern by treating their source water with additives reducing its acidity.

 

How to Reduce Lead in Your Drinking Water

If you’re asking yourself how to reduce lead in water, there are a few steps you can take to assure that your water is safe to drink.

First and foremost, contact your municipality to request  their current water quality report. Every water supplier is required to have this analysis performed yearly by a third-party lab. Next, have your own water tested, especially if your structure was built before the 1990’s.

Aside from testing, it is always a good idea to flush your pipes before drinking. Simply, let the cold water (never use hot water for consumption) run for a few seconds before filling your glass, pot or pitcher. Keep in mind that boiling water is not effective in the case of lead.

With all that said, if you are still unsure, use a water filter or bottled water instead. Water filters are suitable for removing lead and for that matter a myriad of other contaminants. Bottled water is not exposed to lead soldered infrastructure eliminating the concern.

There is no fail-proof method but, in the case of lead water, filters or bottled water is an excellent way to ease your worry.

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Minerals in Purified Water – Why Is Mineral Presence in Drinking Water Essential?

Minerals in Purified Water – Why Is Mineral Presence in Drinking Water Essential?

Everyone knows that consuming clean and pure water is important as it can keep you healthy and can let you stay away from waterborne diseases. But, it is not just drinking clean water, the water should also contain essential minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Minerals present in water can contribute to making your teeth and bones stronger, keeping your skin and hair healthy. These are also important for the growth and development of your body.

The major problem that occurs when we buy a water purifier, or pre-purified water, is that most of the essential minerals from the water are removed  along with removing the contaminants. There are many important minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium  that are naturally present in water. These minerals are actually essential for health. They contribute to strong bones, teeth, healthy and soft skin, and shiny hair. So, when you buy a water purifier, it is important to ensure that you invest in one that retains the essential minerals as they play an important role in the growth and development of the mind and body.

Aquazania’s Mineral Re-Injection Ensure Mineral Presence in Purified Water

Because 100% pure H20 has a mildly unpleasant bland taste, we re-introduce minute quantities of pharmaceutical grade minerals:

  • Calcium (2,70 parts per million)
  • Magnesium (2,54 parts per million)
  • Potassium (1,90 parts per million).

This produces a natural, sweet-tasting water with additional nutritional properties – pH=6,85.

 

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Water Dispensing Fridges – What You Need to Know

Water Dispensing Fridges – What You Need to Know

The risks associated to drinking water filtered by a fridge, includes exposure to microorganisms such as coliform and salmonella, which affect your health and the quality of water. The unfortunate truth is fridges are not as clean as they could be. Fridge filters commonly use carbon filters, which remove compounds that affect taste and smell. The effectiveness of a refrigerator filter relies on the water being in contact with the carbon for extended periods of time. In a high usage environment such as a busy office or family home, this is likely not the case. The refrigerator water filter is often out of sight. If you forget to replace or clean the water filters, they become clogged with bacteria that pose unseen risks.

  • Use High-Quality Carbon Filters

Carbon filters are effective because the permeability of the material allows water to flow through while the carbon talks hold of the impurities, including pesticides or petrochemicals. The risk with fridges is the lower quality filters will not catch as many contaminants, while the manufacturing process can also introduce impurities directly into the filters.

Therefore if you did decide to go for a cooler, you would have the assurance that you would be drinking safe, refreshing, chilled drinking water.

  • Ensure Your Fridge is Sparkling Clean

Waterborne bacteria thrive of having fungus and moisture amongst its environment – two elements that are present in your fridge. Contaminated foods and inadequate refrigeration is a cause of food-borne illnesses. The growth in waterborne bacteria can pose a risk to the water supply itself and the quality of your drinking water. This can pose a big risk to you and could even lead to you becoming seriously ill.

  • Start with great water in the first place!

Aquazania produces premium, high water dispensers, which virtually removes all known impurities through our carbon block filtration systems.

 

Whether you decide to go for a mains fed machine or bottled water dispenser, you can be assured that you will be drinking water of the highest quality, rather than having to think about the risk of refrigerator dispensed water.

Does Bottled Water Contain Fluoride?

Does Bottled Water Contain Fluoride?

The consumption of fluoride is a topic open for heated debate.  There are two strong, opposing opinions and seemingly no middle ground.

Talk to anyone in the dentistry field and you will be convinced that you absolutely must drink water that contains fluoride or all of your teeth will fall out.

Talk to some doctors and health conscious individuals and you will be convinced that, if you do drink it, you are going to die from fluoride poisoning.

Is There Fluoride In Bottled Water and How Does It Get There?

  • Man made fluoride additives are considered much more dangerous than the naturally occurring variety.

The fluoride found in most bottled waters (unless otherwise specified) occurs naturally.  This eliminates any concern regarding the consumption of a man-made chemical. You should check with your supplier to verify the source of fluoride in the particular brand of bottled water that you drink most often.

Should I Only Drink Fluoride Free Bottled Water?

Some bottled water does contain fluoride.  Some is added manually, some occur naturally.  Yet other bottled waters that are treated such as distilled and reverse osmosis contain none. The fluoride content of our four different types of water is as follows:

Artesian Water = .22mg/L naturally occurring fluoride

Premium Drinking Water = .15mg/L naturally occurring fluoride

Distilled Water = none

Reverse Osmosis = none.

The choice is yours. In fact, that is what this all comes down to…choice.  With bottled water, you are making a conscious decision based on your interpretation of the evidence as to whether or not to ingest fluoride.

In conclusion, bottled water products labelled as de-ionized, purified or distilled have been treated in such a way that they contain no or only trace amounts of fluoride, unless they specifically list fluoride as an added ingredient.

Other bottled water products (such as spring water) can contain fluoride that is added or naturally present in the original source of the water.

 

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Is It Better to Drink Filtered Water or Bottled Water?

Is It Better to Drink Filtered Water or Bottled Water?

One of the factors that influence our health the most is the quantity and the quality of the water that we consume on a daily basis. Seeing how hydration is a key element to our survival, it’s important to be picky when it comes to the quality and purity of the water ingested. The fact that tap water is full of health-threatening contaminants is not a mystery anymore, so it’s clear that it can’t be consumed. There remain two types of water to hydrate with, more specifically – filtered and bottled water.

What is Filtered Water?

Filtered water makes reference to a plumbed-in, a static unit that purifies and chills your tap water from your main water system. When water flows through the filters – contaminants, foul tastes and smells are absorbed by carbon particles. Filtration units come in the form of a water cooler or an unobtrusive unit that mounts under your sink.

Benefits of Filtered Water

  1. No heavy lifting.
  2. No storage area needed for bottles.
  3. Never run out, a constant flow of water assuming there is no downtime or malfunction to the main water line.
  4. Cost effective for high consumption
  5. No bottle deposits to keep track of.
  6. Most sustainable option for purified drinking water.

What is Bottled Water?

Bottled water refers large plastic bottles filled with purified water that is dispensed through a water cooler. These bottles are delivered to you by a representative who maintains a consistent schedule of exchanging your empty bottles for fresh, full ones.

Benefits of Bottled Water

  1. No installation required. Just a simple plugin!
  2. The flexibility of location. It can be used anywhere that power is available and easily moved.
  3. Tap water quality is not a factor.
  4. Water is tested before, during and after the bottling process.
  5. Cost effective for low and moderate consumption
  6. No filters to replace.
  7. Great to have during emergencies or when water lines are unusable.

In Conclusion: Is It Better to Drink Filtered Water or Bottled Water?

Bottled water tends to be a preferred option for homes and small businesses as consumption is often in the low to moderate side, and where quality is preferred over quantity.

On the other hand, water filtration is a great choice for larger businesses with high consumption. The last thing you need as a business manager is to worry about rotating, storing and maintaining water bottles.

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Is Boiling Water an Effective Method of Preparation?

Is Boiling Water an Effective Method of Preparation?

Boiling water is known as the best way of making water free from contamination and fit for drinking. The method is quite simple; water is first heated until it reaches its boiling point. The presence of bubbles indicates that it is cleaned. It is recommended to boil water for at least 20 minutes to ensure that the germs and bacteria have been killed.

Most people think that water is pure once it has been boiled but this may not be true.

Nowadays pollution is increasing so rapidly, relying solely on the boiling of water doesn’t guarantee the water is safe for consumption. Boiling water can only kill bacteria and viruses, but it does nothing to the chemical contaminants or heavy metals present in water.

Boiled water needs time to cool before it can be utilized. During the cooling and pouring, there presents a chance for recontamination if the container is not cleaned or sanitized. Handling the boiled water can cause burn and serious injury especially when children  are around, a consideration to make if you are required to boil water.

Even though boiling may purify the water by removing bacteria, there are still many harmful micro-organisms present  in the water that cannot be killed by simply boiling it – because the boiling points for these impurities are far higher than for boiling water.

In fact, boiling can even cause the impurities in water to become more concentrated (with the likes of  lead and chlorine) as during the boiling process, the volume of water is reduced which results in the more concentrated form of these harmful impurities.

Boiling can also be costly because it consumes either electricity or gas regularly. Physical suspended particles like dust, dirt, rust or mud cannot be removed by boiling – these impurities still need to be filtered out after boiling by different filtration processes.

 

Advantages of Boiling Water as Preparation

Boiling water can be used to effectively kill germs and bacteria

Simple and easy method of preparation in an emergency

 

Disadvantage of Boiling Water as Preparation

 

Cannot remove turbidity and chemicals

Water needs to be cooled down before consumption

Boiling water cannot remove heavy metal impurities

It is a time-consuming process

Chances of serious injury while handling boiled water are present

Can be costly because of regular consumption of electricity or gas

Water tastes becomes flat

Boiling water can concentrate toxic contaminants

There can be chances of re-contamination while handling and pouring water in container

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How To Remove A Full Water Bottle From A Water Cooler

How To Remove A Full Water Bottle From A Water Cooler

When businesses are looking to purchase a bottled water cooler, one of the main concerns for the staff is about the process of changing the water cooler bottles. But with a little bit of preparation and understanding, they need not be. Changing a bottle from the water cooler is a very straightforward and simple process that will only take a matter of minutes, but it is one that is critical to ensuring that yourself, colleagues and clients have continuous access to clean fresh tasting water.

How to Replace a Water Bottle onto a Water Cooler

  • The first step to making the transition easy is to do a little preparation. At this stage, you’ll need to make sure that your new bottle is ready to be used. Before doing anything, it’s important to wash your hands with soap so that you can handle the new bottle hygienically. Next, you’ll need to wipe the bottle down with soapy water to remove any contaminants that will affect water quality. Now that you’ve prepared the water bottle, you’ll need to prepare your workspace. In order to move the water safely, it’s a good idea to place a chair within reach so that you have a place to position the replacement bottle.
  • Next you’ll need to remove the old bottle. Before moving the old bottle you want to make sure that the old bottle is almost empty as if it’s too full you’ll end up splashing water everywhere. If the bottle is almost empty then it’s time to move it. To handle the bottle, lift straight up from the cooler to remove it and place the old bottle out of the way to return to your water supplier. Once the bottle is removed, it’s a good idea to wipe around the rim of the cooler to dry off and clean any debris.
  • To put in the new bottle you’ll want to get yourself into a stable position with your feet shoulder width apart before you squat down to pick it up. Make sure that your back is straight and that your knees don’t go over your toes. Next, you need to take the bottle’s neck with one hand, and place the other beneath the bottle.
  • Stand up slowly using your legs to push up and put the bottle on the chair mentioned in step 1. Once the bottle is on the chair take the cap or tab off of the neck and lift the bottle up to the water cooler. As you lift the water bottle up, place it at a 45-degree angle to start the flow of water into the cooler. As the flow of water increases in speed, it’s time to secure it to the base.

 

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